September 2022 Newsletter


Monthly newsletter from
Region IV Development Association, Inc.

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"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Region IV Development office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Upcoming Events:



Region IV Development Loan Programs

Looking for financing for your business? Give us a call to see if we can assist your business with one of our loan programs.

Contact a loan officer today-
Rob Atkins, Loan Programs Manager
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3002
Amy Brinkman, Loan Officer
(208) 732-5727 ext. 3006

September SBA 504 Interest Rates

25 Year - 5.44%

20 Year - 5.34%

10 Year - 5.33%


For more than four decades, Region IV Development Association has been providing hands-on technical assistance to communities throughout southern Idaho – from helping with basic infrastructure development (sewer, water, fire protection, community centers and senior centers) to assisting with community building (training, visioning, and comprehensive planning). The Region IV Development team can assist with town meetings, preparing funding applications, and project administration.

Are you a community leader with a wish list full of infrastructure improvements to your city or county?
Call our office today:

Our Team:

Adeanna Jenkins - Community Development Planner
(208) 732-5727 x3008,

Brenda Hastreiter - Project Specialist
(208) 732-5727 x3007,

Dr. Michele McFarlane - Community Development Planner
(208) 732-5727 x3005,


Shephard's Park

Tennis Court Revitalization

The City of Jerome tennis courts at Shepard's Park is now open for use! These courts were built to the highest construction standards and will serve the community for years to come.

The city partnered with Jerome School District, Jerome Urban Renewal District, and Region IV Development to make this project come to life.

The project was made possible in part by the Idaho Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant Program. The city received $225,000 in grant funding to complete the upgrades to Shephard's Park.


Jeff McCurdy
President and CEO


Region IV Development Mission

To develop partnerships to promote economic opportunities by acting as a catalyst in providing resources that foster resilient communities across Southern Idaho.


The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy contributes to effective economic development by utilizing a locally-based, regionally driven economic development planning process. Our regional plan is strategy-driven and will enable RIVDA in creating an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen our regional economy.

The RIVDA CEDS analyzes the regional economy, addresses regional economic problems, and serves as a guide for establishing regional goals and objectives.

 Click the CEDS to read more.


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